They’re called the “WoD Squad.”
WoD stands for “Women of Distinction” and on Tuesday, seven women were honored for their contributions of time, talent and dedication as volunteers in numerous civic, service and community endeavors at the Women of Distinction luncheon.
More than 150 attended the fourth annual event. This year’s class of honorees include Bradlee Dodds, Nancy Jo Humfeld, Evelyn Hutchings, Katy Lord, Priscilla Monson, Kit Timmins and Michelle Wasson.
Jan Cate, executive director for the Heart of Texas Council, explained that within the council those familiar with the tradition of naming the women of distinction had abbreviated the award title to WoD.
“And of course, the abbreviation for ‘Heart of Texas’ is ‘HoT’,” Cate said. “That means the awards we’re giving these women can be called “HoT-ies.”
But Cate also explained, this year the Girl Scouts of America are observing their 95th anniversary.
“For 95 years, through Scouting, Girl Scouts have gained the courage, confidence and character to make the world the better place,” Cate said.
“The women we’re honoring today have made a habit of making random acts of kindness. I like to think of what they do as ‘paying it forward.’ What they do in their lives every day will make a better future for those who come after them and we want to honor that.”
Lynn Humeniuk introduced the seven, and each was presented a desk clock, signifying their gift of time, by Kay Martinez and Laurel McGuire, president and vice president of the council.
Among those attending the luncheon were Girl Scout executives from three other councils, that in the fall will all become part of a 46-county Central Texas Council.
Etta Moore, chief executive officer for the Girl Scouts — Lone Star Council, spoke briefly about the uniting of the four “strong councils” which will — starting out — include 24,000 girls.